Claremore Daily Progress

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April 26, 2014

Amanda’s Battle Cry

CLAREMORE —

Whoever said winning isn’t everything never had cancer. For Amanda Remington it means beating Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer for the fourth time. It also means getting to be the wife and mother she always dreams of being. 
Amanda’s hair is thinning fast now and she knows the time has come for her to once again shave her head. She grabs the razor and hands it to her husband. She wants him to do the honors. Amanda sits in front of the mirror, grabs her phone, and turns on the camera. She is going to share this private moment with the world. Her battle face is on, and her husband Robbie stands behind her. His face is matter of fact; he knows this is something that just has to be done. Amanda wraps a white hospital towel around her shoulders. She sits in a chair and leans over the sink. The razor sweeps effortlessly over her head and her strawberry blond hair begins falling off in chunks landing lightly in the sink in front of her. 
She posts it to her Facebook page in hopes that it will inspire others. She titles her video “yep, he loves me.” The video was followed by picture of her husband kissing the top of her bald head. 
Robbie is working hard to make sure Amanda and his daughter are taken care of. He is doing all he can to provide and be a great husband and father. When he found out she relapsed for the fourth time he was sad but said “I guess we have been through it so many times it was not a shock. The hardest part was when they said the transplant only has a 40 percent chance of working. That was a lot to take in.”
Robbie emphasized the importance of help from the church and family he said “If it was not for family keeping Skylar, and the church helping with meals and such, none of this would be possible.”

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